Days after alleging the U.S. spied on French presidents, a new WikiLeaks report says the U.S. also targeted two successive finance ministers. Paul Chapman reports.
The latest WikiLeaks report says the U.S. spied on French Finance Minister Francois Baroin, seen here in file footage. It also says the National Security Agency targeted his successor Pierre Moscovici. Both were subjected to wiretapping, according the WikiLeaks allegations published jointly with the Liberation newspaper and online outlet Mediapart. WikiLeaks says in one document the U.S. asked other nations including the UK and Australia to gather information on French export contracts in several industries. Both the French foreign ministry and the U.S. have declined to comment on the latest allegations. The report comes only days after the NSA was accused of spying on three French presidents. That's already prompted the French government to protest to Washington. After those revelations Mosovici, now a European Union Economics Commissioner, tweeted that he'd be shocked if he'd been subjected to such activity.